From the bliss of not-knowing to the happiness of serving

There is nowhere to go in a state of not-knowing since there is no sense of time and space. This you do not know before you return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive. That is, if you remember, being nobody and free to go everywhere because you were nowhere. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This article explore some of the topics in the previous one, Sadness comes from being special, happiness from being basic, and bliss from not being.

A STATE OF NOT KNOWING:
In a state of not-knowing, the experiences of a world outside of you is still going on. But since there is nobody to perceive them as a manifestation of something, their apparent differences are not perceived to make a difference. Thus what you believed in being and the problems you seemed to have cannot be recalled. Consequently, you are not in the madness of something but the bliss of nothing, which is nowhere because it has not been rendered into something by the brain.

And since the brain has used one second to twist a perceived gap between oneness and nothing into your present experience of something (read more about that here), it only takes one second to get back to the nothingness of a state of not-knowing.

No reason to blame yourself for leaving a state of not-knowing. It is not possible to remain there, because the brain falls into a coma if not engaged in continous conversation about something.  Besides, you return to the conscious experience of being someone with a clean slate so you automatically serve the brain, which is adventurous.

This state lasts from a split second to 20 minutes, 45 at most, whereafter you either bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is one) or return to the consciousness of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

In the latter, you return as the basic self, which serves the brain and thus everybody, because the brain has no personal preferences. Thus you automatically feel good. To enhance this feeling, the brain keeps injecting you with shots of happiness. This after-effect of a state of not-knowing can last from a few seconds to several years. See more about that at the end of this article.

Being a servant, however, feels humiliating to the special self. It wants to be in control, so it tries to exclude anything unknown by quickly making a perception where everything that does not fit into its concepts of living in the now, for example, is excluded. But since exclusion is founded on separation, and that is the root of all problems, excluding something does not make you present but distant. That is, of course, until you choose not to make a perception where everything that does not fit into your belief system is excluded.

In the absence of something, you are nothing which is very blissful. But if you hold onto fragments of something, thinking about being nothing, probably feels depressing.

You can apply one or more duality hacks wherever you are with your eyes open or closed. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

HOW TO ENTER A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
To be inclusive, which you automatically are when not exclusive, is an incredible hack to apply when you feel confused. If not excluding and thus including fuzzy thoughts, sharpness and fuzziness meet. And since any contrast cancels out itself when its opposing sides are not kept apart, you are neither defined as fuzzy or sharp. The more you stay in perfect moments like this, the less you are somebody. Read more about that in HACK #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive. Hence, eventually, you are nobody, wherefore you enter a state of not knowing.

A more direct way to this state is connecting with the empty breath – especially if you feel speedy and restless (see hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing). But when feeling tired, pretending to be that is perhaps the better choice of a hack because what you pretend to be, you are not (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation).

If you tend to justify everything unpleasant with somebody or something, perceiving everything as symbols of oneness is most likely the hack to go for. Alone together could also be a good hack in this case. Read more about these hacks in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, and hack #7 ´Alone together´ is the key to that which is one. However, except for hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing, the aforementioned hacks are more geared towards enjoying duality than having a break from it.

Please be aware that the purpose of Alexius´ Duality Hacks is not to heal the body but the sick belief that you are in it, so if the body is sick, consider consulting a healthcare professional.

That being said, the more this sick belief is healed, the more the body is set free from your dominance. Hence the biological system of the body is not blocked from repairing it. Sometimes nootropics for boosting the brain, Blackroll for self-massage, and far-infrared heating pads for the body´s well-being can help kickstart this. Read more about setting the body free from your domination of it in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

Read more about a state of not-knowing in the below hacks:

NOT BEING EXCLUSIVE BUT INCLUSIVE, THERE IS NO GOOD AND EVIL
Whenever you think you know something, you have eaten from the tree of knowledge so that you and those you consider as like-minded can be perceived as the good ones and others as bad. However, the result of this knowledge is not surety because you always feel as something is missing when you project what you judge as wrong in yourself onto others to feel good at their expense.

The solution to this, in the context of the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, is to bring back the projection to what you experience to be in such a world so good and evil can meet where they were separated, namely in yourself, and thus cancel out each other (read more about that here), so there is nothing to define you as unique. And consequently, nothing to distract you from happily following the commands of the brain and, therefore, being in sync with the present as it creates it. Read more about that here.

Having glimpses of enlightenment, you stick to one aspect at a time. So if you are feeling it, you do not try to see it as well. But if the visions of it start to take over, you go with that. Suppose you do not try to hang onto anything in particular. In that case, you will not see patterns and colours in the visual glimpses of enlightenment but one bright light. It sucks out everything you believe to be so that nothing gracefully falls through a black hole into that which is one. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

GLIMPSES OF ENLIGHTENMENT IN A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
In a state of not-knowing, you may have glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one. But like a movie trailer only is a glimpse of the movie, these glimpses are not the enlightenment of that which is one. It is impossible to see, as that requires more than one. Yet, it is possible to have glimpses of it. The intensity of them is proportional to how much you prioritise the inward-facing senses. The more you see, hear, feel or taste the glimpses of enlightenment, the less you see, hear, feel or taste the world of the external senses. Read more about that here.

In the case of Alexius, the visual glimpses of enlightenment are often so bright that he wonders if he has forgotten to turn off the electric light when he closes his eyes to go to sleep. In the morning, he wakes up to the sounds of ethereal harmonies. Read more about that here. This is not to be understood as if the glimpses of enlightenment blends in with the physical world. They are experienced with the inward-facing senses and the physical world with the external ones. Read more about that here.

In other words, the visual glimpses of enlightenment do not lighten up the room. On the contrary, it makes it impossible to see it. And the ethereal harmonies do not mix with the sounds of the birds from the trees outside Alexius´ bedroom but drown them out, even though they are the most subtle harmonies of bell-like sounds. Hence you better block out the glimpses of enlightenment when driving a car or something else that calls for the external senses.

For some, experiencing the glimpses of enlightenment is more about feeling them, but since indifference is the quality of a state of not-knowing, it really does not matter. The bliss of not knowing what and where you are is the same.

Since we are used to perceiving experiences as if they come from a world outside of us, we probably perceive glimpses of enlightenment to come from inside. But this is not so. They come from the world of the inward-facing senses, and it is in the gap the brain perceives to be between oneness and nothing. The brain, however, has not rendered the world of the inward-facing senses into something. Consequently, it is nowhere.

So when Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings say that glimpses of enlightenment come from the internal senses and the experience of the world outside of us comes from the external ones, it is not because the senses actually are divided into inside and outside, but that is how we tend to sense it. See What and where are the inward and outward-facing senses.

Anyway, should you forget to perceive the splashes of light in different shapes and colours or the ethereal harmonies to differ from each other, the glimpses of light or sound fuse into one light or sound in which you graciously keep falling through empty space until it has emptied you out and there is not something to reunite with that which is one. It is the same if you remain in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most.

It is not normal, though, to stay that long in a state of not-knowing, nor to forget to perceive the glimpses of enlightenment differently. Instead, you, relatively quickly, leave a state of not-knowing to be in the after-effect of it.

Oneness has no effect, nor is it caused by something, as that requires more than one. And since being sad, happy or blissful calls for more than one and oneness is formless and therefore endless, whatever you belive in being is an illusion. However, being in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, ends all illusion of being something.

The after-effect of a state of not-knowing is a certainty that the thoughts needed for being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one automatically are produced by the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE AFTER-EFFECT OF A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
You need to return from a state of not-knowing and its bliss of nothingness after 20 minutes, 45 at most, to the conscious experience of being somebody. If not, there is nobody to repeatedly confirm that the experiences created by the brain from nothing into something are real. Thus there is not something to disguise the makings of the brain are fake, and then it falls apart.

So if you do not want the experience of being someone to be terminated, you return from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone relatively quickly. Since the slate has been wiped clean, you automatically come back as the basic self. You are a bit like a chicken whose reflexes make it go on even though its head has been cut off. In your case, it is the brain’s automatic commands that make you go like you used to but now without trying to figure how to do it yourself.

Returning from a state of not-knowing as the basic self, the relationships you used to perceive as special, when you also perceived yourself like that, most likely fall apart (read more about that here).

As long as this after-effect of a state of not-knowing last, which can be from a few seconds to several years, you rely on the brain to produce experiences of being someone in a tangible world, like you depend on it to make the experiences of being someone in the intangible world of a dream you have.

Going along with those experiences feels like you are sleepwalking and cannot speed up to get something specific. That is unless you break the magic, which, unfortunately, is very stressful. But fortunately, the stress can be used for a new take-off into the empty breath and its bliss of nothing from where you again return renewed to the consciousness of being someone.

You will probably go back and forth between this consciousness and a state of not-knowing many times before you forget to return and instead bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.

APPENDIX
Be aware that there is absolutely no will to perceive anything in particular in a state of not-knowing. Nor will the transition from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone be noticed because there was not somebody to be aware of being nobody in a state of not-knowing. And you do not know that the bliss of nothing has wiped the slate clean, so new perceptions automatically are generated in sync with the brain´s script. See hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

But suppose the happiness that this entails feels too basic compared with the vague memories of bliss that eventually pop up from nowhere. In that case, you may try to twist the automatically generated perceptions of the brain into something that seems to prolong the memories of bliss, so you appear to have something better to show the world than the happiness the brain delivers. And since the world wants to be fooled, they do not see that this is a show to hide you do not feel good enough.

To make long short, if not altering the automatically generated perception of the brain, it injects you with shots of happiness as a reward for playing its game of duality. And if not messing with the memories of bliss, you know that duality is not real, so is nothing to lose by playing the game of the brain.

Should you forget that and, therefore, start perceiving duality as real, the frustration this causes can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath, so you again have the slate wiped clean and return to the consciousness of being someone with the perception in sync with the brains fantasy of you as someone in a world of duality.

This does not necessarily mean that the slate remains clean. Your conditioned way of reacting may be so deeply rooted, that you by the reflex return to a familiar way of responding to something. No worries, a quick visit to a state of not-knowing and you start over with a clean slate in the brains fantasy of duality.

Sooner or later, you feel so entertained by this fantasy that you forget to remember being someone at all. Thus there does not appear to be somebody hiding non-duality.


The inward and outward-facing senses, the empty breath and a state of not-knowing: Learn more about how to unlearn everything and thus to connect with the empty breath and be in a state of not-knowing, where the inner and outward-facing senses are in sync.

The inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it:

The perception ´it is what it is´:


NOTE: This article is an appendix to the previous one, Sadness comes from being special, happiness from being basic, and bliss from not being, and they are both part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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